Show me the Smedley!
First of all, let me enjoy his name. Smedley Darlington Butler. That’s a whole lotta moxie on his mother’s part.
Secondly, how did she know he would grow up to look so much like a Smedley?
There is a Smedley Butler Society, and their website is the angriest color yellow I have ever seen. Didn’t think a color could be angry? Go look. I’ll wait.
Shake it off.
American Liberty League: organized to oppose FDR’s New Deal
War is a Racket * Smedley Butler
And, you know, while FDR was juggling this (alleged) mess, and the New Deal, what else he was juggling? A lot of bare Navy asses, that’s what.
the Singer sewing machine fortune, aka, I was Daddy’s favorite, no I was: The Clarks of Cooperstown * Nicholas Fox Weber
Bands from this episode:
- Gin Tears (tend towards maudlin covers–the more moody songs of Johnny Cash‘s catalog, Patsy Cline, that sort of thing)
- Bellicose Stare
- Schlub Arm
- King Meatball
Cultural references from this episode:
- Tienanmen Square
- Saturday Night Fever
(if Tony wants to go up on the bridge, you say no–this is a surprisingly depressing movie, moral of the story being there are some boyfriends you just don’t want)
- The Phantom of the Opera here, inside your mind